Dozens of Gangsters Sentenced in Tennessee
NASHVILLE (CN) - More than 30 members of the Bloods gang have been sentenced to prison in a racketeering case, federal prosecutors said Thursday in Nashville.
The final defendant, Kenneth Gaddie, 24, was sentenced this week to 10 years in federal prison for conspiring to participate in racketeering, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.
Gaddie pleaded guilty in May.
All 34 gang members were from Nashville, except for one man from nearby Gallatin, Tenn. Three received probation. The others were sentenced to terms of 3 years to life. "Evidence at the 2012 trial of co-defendants Keairus Wilson and Rondarius Williamson showed that the Bloods gang members met regularly to plan and agree upon the crimes to commit, including murder; maintained and circulated a collection of firearms for use in criminal activity by Bloods members; distributed cocaine, cocaine base, marijuana and hydromorphone; and used the proceeds of those drug transactions to help finance the gang's illegal activities," the U.S. attorney said.
Williamson and Wilson were the only ones to receive life sentences.
The conspiracy and violence occurred from 2006 to 2011 as Bloods fought against rival gangs.